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Aquaculture Genome Technologies

ISBN: 978-0-470-27633-4
584 pages
February 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Genomics is a rapidly growing scientific field with applications ranging from improved disease resistance to increased rate of growth. Aquaculture Genome Technologies comprehensively covers the field of genomics and its applications to the aquaculture industry. This volume looks to bridge the gap between a basic understanding of genomic technology to its practical use in the aquaculture industry.
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Table of Contents


Foreword by James Womack.

Chapter 1. Concept of genome and genomics: Zhanjiang Liu.

Part 1: Marking Genomes.

Chapter 2. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP): Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 3. Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD): Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 4. Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP): Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 5. Microsatellite markers and assessment of marker utility: Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 6. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP): Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 7. Allozyme and mitochondrial markers: Huseyin Kucuktas and Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 8. Individual-based genotype methods in aquaculture: Pierre Duchesne and Louis Bernatchez.

Chapter 9. Application of DNA markers for population genetic analysis: Eric M. Hallerman, Paul J. Grobler, and Jess W. Jones.

Part 2: Mapping Genomes.

Chapter 10. Linkage mapping in aquaculture species.

Roy G. Danzmann and Karim Gharbi.

Chapter 11.Detection and analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for economic traits in aquatic species: Abraham Korol, Andrey Shirak, Avner Cnaani, Eric Hallerman.

Chapter 12. Marker Assisted Selection for Aquaculture Species: Max F. Rothschild and Anatoly Ruvinsky.

Chapter 13. Construction of large-insert bacterial clone libraries and their applications: Limei He, Chunguang Du, Yaning Li, Chantel Scheuring, and Hong-Bin Zhang.

Chapter 14. Bacterial artificial chromosome libraries and BAC-based physical mapping of aquaculture genomes: William S. Davidson.

Chapter 15. Physical characterization of aquaculture genomes through BAC end sequencing: Peng Xu, Shaolin Wang, and Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 16. Genomescape: characterizing the repeat structure of the genome: Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 17. Genomic analyses using fluorescence in situ hybridization: Ximing Guo, Yongping Wang, and Zhe Xu.

Chapter 18. Radiation hybrid mapping in aquatic species: Caird E. Rexroad III.

Chapter 19. Comparative Genomics and Positional Cloning: Bo-Young Lee and Thomas D. Kocher.

Part 3. Analysis of Genome Expression and Function.

Chapter 20. Transcriptome characterization through the analysis of expressed sequence: Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 21. Microarray fundamentals: Basic principles and application in aquaculture: Eric Peatman, and Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 22. Salmonid DNA microarrays and other tools for functional genomics research: Matthew L. Rise, Kristian R. von Schalburg, Glenn A. Cooper, and Ben F. Koop.

Chapter 23. Computational challenges for the analysis of large datasets related to aquatic environmental genomics: Gregory W. Warr, Jonas S. Almeida, and Robert W. Chapman.

Chapter 24. Functional genomics: Perry B. Hackett and Karl J. Clark.

Part 4. Preparing for Genome Sequencing.

Chapter 25. DNA sequencing technologies: Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 26. Sequencing the genome: Zhanjiang Liu.

Chapter 27. Bioinformatics: Lei Liu.

Part 5. Dealing with the Daunting Genomes of Aquaculture Species.

Chapter 28. Dealing with duplicated genomes of teleosts: Alan Christoffels.

Chapter 29. Bivalve genomics: complications, challenges, and future perspectives: Jason P. Curole and Dennis Hedgecock

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Author Information

Zhanjiang (John) Liu is a Distinguished Alumni Professor, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures and Program of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, and Director, Aquatic Genomics Unit at Auburn University.
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The Wiley Advantage

● Coverage of key aquaculture genome technologies
● Provides basic principles along with detailed methodologies on the use of aquaculture genome technologies
● Chapters written by leading aquaculture genome researchers
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"A good and comprehensive overview of the principles of genomic tools … .[It] will be an important reference for quite some time, and I welcome its arrival." (Aquaculture International, August 2008)

Aquaculture Genome Technologies is the quintessential What, When, Why and How-to book for aquatic genome research…an important addition to any science classroom, laboratory or office.”
(Aquatic Association of Canada Newsletter)

"This most impressive text tells very clearly and comprehensively how and why." (Ausmarine)

"Overall, Aquaculture Genome Technologies gives a good and comprehensive overview of the principes of genomic tools covering both classical and modern methods, combining clarity and depth besides some space limitations in certain chapters. The book will be of value to postgraduate students, researchers and academics within the field of aquaculture and agriculture, molecular biology and animal breeding... I am convinced that Aquaculture genome technologies will be an important reference for quite some time and I welcome its arrival."
–Stefano Peruzzi, University of Tromso

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